Remove DePaul's Athletic Director

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The DePaul Athletic Department has failed students, alumni and fans. It’s been 10 years of consistent losing, bad hiring, and wasting money. Unfortunately, there has been one constant, Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto. Under Ponsetto she has hired 3 men's basketball coaches with a combined record of 141 and 258.

When she made the strange move to rehire current mens basktball coach Dave Leitao in 2015 after he had been an assistant coach for almost 10 years she said “our expectation is to win now.” Since that statement Leitao is 27-58 making almost 1 million dollars a year.

It’s time for a change in Lincoln Park. The University has not listened to fans over the past 10 years. Sinking ticket sales, declining attendance, negative comments, lack of student support have not gotten the attention of the University to make a change. #firejlp

Our goal is to purchase a full-page advertisement in the DePaulia to get the attention of students and faculty. Please donate so that we can raise enough money to purchase the advertisement.

Fundraising Goal: $800

***If we meet our fundraising goal a second campaign will be created to run an advertisement during the Big East Tournament. More info to be released if goal is met on second round campaign.***

Details below:

-  Advertisement will run in March, running during the BE tournament and   before the NCAA tournament
-  The creative will be a bracket similar to the NCAA tournament
- Focus on JLP’s record over the past 10 years, the record of the coaches she has hired, and the amount of money wasted on coaches salary.
- Full page, color

Media Inquiries or to get involed please email hello[at]wavearm.com
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Lastly in the spirit of the Vincentian values that DePaul has taught us we encourage everyone to donate to a nonprofit of their choice.

If you have any questions, comments, ideas, want to help, or just be heard please send us an email at firejlp@firejlp.com. We encourage open dialogue regardless of your stance on the issue.

Thanks again for the support!
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We have secured a full page advertisement with the Chicago Sun-Times. The advertisement will be published in the Sunday edition on March 11th. Important note, the ad was submitted before the loses to Creighton, Xavier, and Marquette -- the numbers used don't reflect those loses. We will share a photo of the advertisement via our Facebook and Twitter on Sunday. We encourage everyone to buy the Sunday paper to see it firsthand.

A break down of our spend:
(GoFundMe takes a % of the fundraiser so total budget was $2,034.01)
Sun-Times advertisement $1,900
Facebook advertisement $74.13
Twitter advertisement $160
Total: $2,134.14

Big thanks to everyone's support and encouragement through this entire process. It's important to note that we are calling for accountability and this is not an indictment on the DePaul student athletes or other sports. Our focus is calling for the university to hold the department accountable for spending millions on the men's basketball team while producing over a decade of 19+ lose seasons.

As we wrap up this fundraiser and wait to see what changes DePaul makes we ask that you do two things. First call and email DePaul; tell them how you feel about the program and how it has impacted your status as an alumnus, student, fan, or faculty member. ✉️PRESIDENT@DEPAUL.EDU
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Thanks to everyone that has supported this fundraiser and donated. It’s unfortunate that it’s reached this point but it’s time DePaul University holds the Athletic Department responsible. Academic accomplishments and a winning Men’s basketball team don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

I have several updates for everyone:
- We officially launched firejlp.com. Check it out and share it with your friends!
- The DePaulia published an article today about our campaign and it made the front page! It has some very telling quotes from JLP and President Esteban. You can read it here http://bit.ly/2HbARwX
- We are working on the DePaulia advertisement this week and have been in active conversations with the DePaulia team about securing the advertisement. They have agreed to publish that advertisement. Our plan is to run it in March during the Big East tournament.
- Additional money donated to the campaign will be used for a second advertisement or targeted social advertisements.

Thanks again for everyone’s continued support. If you have questions, comments, ideas or would like help out feel free to drop me a line at the email hello[at]wavearm.com.
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